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Fostering AccountabilityUsing Evidence to Guide and Improve Child Welfare Policy$
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Mark F. Testa and John Poertner

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780195321302

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195321302.001.0001

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Fostering Accountability

Mark F. Testa

John Poertner

Oxford University Press

This chapter considers the future of results-oriented accountability (ROA) and the use of empirical evidence to guide and improve child welfare policy. It assesses where current child welfare policy stands on each of the five dimensions of ROA outlined in Chapter 1. It considers the alternative directions that ROA might take in child welfare with respect to the accountability mismatch between the enlarged scope of public interest and the limited technical capacity of states to meet rigorous standards of evidence. The chapter offers some thoughts about the future of waivers and the flexible funding of child welfare interventions, the continued viability of market-oriented solutions to the principal-agent/principal-agent problem, and the role of university-agency partnerships in fostering accountability in child welfare.

Keywords:   results-oriented accountability, public child welfare, child welfare policy

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